Programmes and Projects – Overview
PPT is involved in a range of mutually supporting developmental programmes which focus on the poor and most vulnerable and wherever possible pursues a holistic and integrated approach. Each programme addresses a specific developmental need or opportunity which is regarded as important in bringing about transformation and change in South Africa. Each programme is made up of a number of constituent projects, initiatives or sub-programmes.
Due to the extensive number of projects in which PPT is involved, it is not possible to provide detailed information on all of them. A short summary of each programme is provided below. For more information, please click one of the buttons below.
PPT’s Developmental Programmes
Informal Settlement Upgrading
Full upgrading (full services, housing and title) or interim basic services (e.g. rudimentary water supply, sanitation, access roads, solid waste disposal) … click here for more.
Livelihoods and Economic Development
Including training and support for micro-entrepreneurs, participative local economic action planning, food gardens, and fruit tree planting … click here for more.
eThekwini Micro Enterprise Support
Despite the importance of micro and informal enterprises (MIEs) and the informal economy in addressing joblessness and economic growth … click here for more.
Special Needs Group Housing
Such as community care homes for orphans and vulnerable children and accommodation for the chronically ill or those with disabilities … click here for more.
Early Childhood Development
Large numbers of children in underserviced communities lack access to acceptable ECD care and services … click here for more.
PPT has more than 20 years’ experience in social facilitation, participative planning and field survey work … click here for more.
Housing and Infrastructure
Basic infrastructure (e.g. water supply, sanitation, road access) as well as bulk infrastructure (e.g. water and sewer mains) … click here for more.
Ukulungisa Project Preparation Fund
Ukulungisa Project Preparation Fund (UPPF) is a joint venture which is funded by the Business Trust. The bulk of UPPF’s preparation funding is … click here for more.
Policy and Strategy Work
Typically provided to various spheres of government to create more conducive conditions for development and informed by PPT’s extensive project-level experience … click here for more.
Skills and Capacity Building
including the transfer of project preparation skills to government and the capacitation of grassroots organizations … click here for more.
Appropriate energy products for poor households such as small photovoltaic systems, solar water heaters, gel fuel, small wind turbines and solar cookers … click here for more.
Land Issues and Land Reform
This programme focuses mainly on the effective, appropriate and well planned acquisition of land for communities and their projects and … click here for more.